A jubilee celebration marks King Kalakaua's 50th birthday.
A huge Honolulu fire rages for three days and destroys over eight blocks of Chinatown, including homes of 7,000 Chinese and 350 Native Hawaiians. Read More.
Ocean Island becomes a dependency of the Hawaiian Kingdom and is renamed Moku Papapa; it is noted as a source for guano fertilizer deposits.
Sanford B. Dole
, future president of the Republic of Hawai'i, appointed to Supreme Court as Associate Justice.
Hawaiian Embassy departs for Samoa.
Legislative session of 1886 goes on record as the longest thus far in Hawaiian history, lasting 129 working days.